Costa del Sol Beaches

Costa del Sol Beaches

The beaches of the Costa del Sol are one of the main tourist destinations of the south of Spain. Its beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the mild climate, delicious gastronomy that characterises the area and the hospitality of its people make this region one of the most popular all year round.

The more than 150 km of coastline belonging to the province of Malaga offers visitors beautiful, quiet beaches and some high quality beaches for swimmers, which have been awarded the Blue Flag, given to beaches of the highest quality and best services for the public.

For those wanting to lose themselves along the roads that border the Costa del Sol coastline and enjoy its climate and incredible landscapes, the best option is to hire a convertible car at Malaga airport. That way, they can travel every kilometre, feeling the sea breeze on their face and the sun’s rays on the back of their neck.

The beaches of the Costa del Sol central area

The area surrounding Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, is one of the most visited by tourists, offering leisure, culture, monuments and coast. These are some of the best beaches of the Costa del Sol near its capital.

The spectacular beaches of Benalmádenas |

Beaches of Benalmadena

The beaches of Benalmadena are a popular tourist destination on the Costa del Sol, with more than 10 kilometres of coastline where you can find all types of beaches, from urban beaches to more natural and private beaches. Additionally, there are some nudist beaches hidden in small coves, and a canine beach where we can […]

Best beaches in Mijas

Beaches of Mijas

The beaches of Mijas are among some of the best options for sun and beach tourism on the Costa del Sol. They are one of the lesser-known and more surprising destinations for visitors. With nearly 12 kilometres of coastline, these beaches are characterised by their fine sand and crystal clear waters which attract tourists from […]

Beaches of Fuengirola |

Beaches in Fuengirola

The beaches of Fuengirola are one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol. With over 7 kilometres of coastline, Fuengirola is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea, a city with a carefully selected gastronomy, a multitude of leisure activities and a warm climate that indulges […]

Best beaches in Torremolinos |

Torremolinos Beaches

Talking about the beaches in Torremolinos is talking about the epicentre of change in the Costa del Sol. These beaches started off as the workplace of the area’s fishermen and, in the seventies, they turned into one of the region’s leading tourist areas. They were the protagonists of the opening up and sexual freedom, and […]

beaches of malaga

Beaches of Malaga

Malaga’s beaches are one of the city’s main tourist attractions. They are located in a key position where an immense number of sunny days each year are combined with the magnificent temperature of the water on Malaga’s beaches, bathed by the warm sea of Alborán and the fantastic offer of services available on all of […]

Beaches in the west of the Costa del Sol

The western part of the province is home to some of the region’s most exotic beaches, with the best beach clubs, luxury hotels and the best gastronomy the area has to offer.

sunset in puerto banus beaches

The best beaches in Puerto Banus

Talking about tourism in Marbella is basically talking about Puerto Banus. Although this area is synonymous with luxury, one of its best kept secrets is, without a shadow of a doubt, Puerto Banus beach and some of those located near to it. Marbella boasts 23 beaches along its 27km coastline, but in this post we […]

Find the best beaches in Manilva

Beaches of Manilva

The beaches of Manilva are an attractive tourist destination located in the western part of the Costa del Sol, between the provinces of Malaga and Cadiz. The coast of Manilva offers visitors over 8 kilometers of beaches with crystal clear and transparent waters, ranging from small hidden rocky coves to wide beaches with fine sand. […]

best beaches in Marbella

Marbella Beaches

Marbella’s beaches are possibly the best on the Costa del Sol. Along its 27km of coast, Marbella boasts more than twenty beaches of fine, golden sand and warm blue waters where those looking switch off from their day-to-day routine on their holiday or those looking for luxury of Marbella’s Golden Mile (Milla de Oro) can […]

the best Estepona beaches

Estepona Beaches

Estepona is perhaps one of the least known corners of Malaga among international visitors, although it is becoming an extremely popular residential destination year on year. One of the reasons for this trend may be due to the wonderful beaches of Estepona, a treasure that has been a little overlooked by tourism, with fine sand […]

Beaches in the east of the Costa del Sol

In the popular region of Axarquía, we can find some of the Costa del Sol’s best beaches. Heading towards Granada, this region offers exquisitely preserved beaches to delight its inhabitants and visitors.

Beaches of Torrox

Moving from the capital towards the east of the province, there are many beaches of the Costa del Sol that are perhaps less well-known in terms of international tourism but which are home to true natural jewels on its coast. The best-known beaches of Torrox are Morche beach, surrounded by a ridge of dunes, Ferrara beach with a Blue Flag award and a plethora of facilities and services, or the quiet Calaceite beach, sheltered by cliffs.

Beaches of Torrox
Beaches of Torrox |

Beaches of Nerja

Without a shadow of a doubt, these are some of the most popular beaches of the Costa del Sol because of their crystal clear waters. Starting with the jewel in the crown, Maro Beach offers travellers a perfectly preserved setting in which to enjoy water activities in its clean and transparent waters, as well as kayaking or diving.

Beaches of Nerja
Beaches of Nerja |

However, for people looking for more urban beaches, Calahonda beach, situated below the famous Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) and La Caleta beach are two of the most popular, with beach bars and services to offer visitors a complete day on the beach.

Those wanting to explore the area’s best kept treasures will be able to find all of the information in our article about the beaches of Nerja.

Map of the best beaches of the Costa del Sol

Along more than a hundred kilometres of coastline, the beaches of the Costa del Sol have a lot to offer visitors who come to them looking to switch off from routine and enjoy the lull of the waves. On this map, you can see some of the region’s most famous beaches and those that, thanks to their characteristics, promise to offer travellers a unique experience.

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